Torrington Savings Foundation Awards Over $119,000 in Support of Housing & Education
The Torrington Savings Foundation announced grants totaling $119,995 during their fall grant cycle. The awards sustain the mission of investing in community revitalization through neighborhood renewal and education initiatives.
One such grant was for the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) whose mission is to strengthen economic success for women through entrepreneurial services that launch and grow businesses across Connecticut. They added 115 education programs as a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic and helped women owned businesses access over $12 million dollars in relief funds to keep them working.
Additional grants were awarded to local nonprofits such as FISH of Torrington to support needed upgrades in the heating system for their shelter and a grant to Prime Time House to support the rehabilitation of a building on their campus in Torrington.
Grant recipients in the education focus area included The Litchfield Aid of the CT CJR to support expansion of much-needed mental health services in local schools, ASAP!, an after-school arts program for the Torrington schools, Junior Achievement of SW New England which helps build financial awareness and career paths for high school students, and The White Memorial Conservation Center to eliminate financial barriers to nature programs.
Other grant recipients included Friendly Hands Food Bank, Helping Hands Chore Service, the CAHS VITA tax assistance program, and continuing support for Habitat for Humanity’s Torrington project.
Lesa Vanotti, President & CEO of Torrington Savings Bank stated, “These grants align with the Foundation’s mission to revitalize the communities it serves and improve the quality of life for low-to-moderate income individuals and families. We are proud to partner with organizations that provide such meaningful services in our area.”
For more Foundation updates including application guidelines for non-profit applicants, please visit TorringtonSavings.Bank/foundation/.
Posted on: Monday January 10, 2022View All TSB News